Description

I'll add pictures soon, but my camera done died, figures eh.
Read more...

Components Toggle details

    • Von Schweikert DB-99 with Supertweeters
    99dB eff. with active subs powered by 300W Class A/B amps 20Hz-70kHz FR
    • Audio Magic Clairvoyant 4D Speaker Cables
    Silver foil
    • Valve Amplification Company Phi 110/110 Power Amplifier
    KT88 Push Pull 110Wpc Modified/updated by Kevin at VAC to latest
    • Audio Magic Clairvoyant 4D XLR Interconnect
    1 meter
    • J&R Audio Design Essential 3150 Phono/Line/Preamp
    Balanced Phono/Line Preamplifier - only 2 gain stages/Bipolar transistors - RIAA eq. deviation from 20 to 20kHZ is .009dB - signal to noise ratio over 80db - Low cut filter selectable between DC, 16 and 32 Hz - switchable 3.18 us turnover point to compensate for the cutting head preemphasis roll-off - common mode rejection: -150db - output impedance: 75(RCA)/150(XLR)Ohms - direct coupled - fully balanced input to output - distortion: 0.0002% - frequency response: 0.01 to 1 Mhz - Clean gain: Adjustable to 100 db - Dual Mono design with separate power supply - Zero negative feedback - true segmented ground plane - fully regulated input to output - Front panel controls = Mute, Phase reversal, Mono, Power - Dual Volume controls: The volume control attenuates the audio signal and the stage noise at the same time, resulting in outstanding signal-to-noise ratios and dynamic range. For every volume position, there is only one resistor defining the quality of the amplified signal -capacitance loading adjustment for MM inputs via rear panel - 4 line inputs: 2 XLR and 2 RCA - 1 MC phono input(both XLR and RCA) - 1 MM phono input(both XLR and RCA)
    • Galibier Quattro Turntable
    aluminum/teflon/lead shot and oil platter
    • Schroeder #2 Tonearm
    Pertinax armwand with Reference SQ magnets shaped to reduce changes in vertical tracking force with changes in vertical tracking angle. I use it with a Teres VTA adapter and Bocchino XLR's.
    • van den Hul Colibri XPP moving coil cartridge
    mounted on the Schroeder. Platinum coils. Still our fave...
    • Technics EPA100 Tonearm
    A tonearm that makes everything easy.
    • Zu Xaus phono Mk2 xlr cable
    Din to XLR
    • Technics EPC P100C Mk4 mm cartridge
    p-mount
    • Technics EPC 100 Mk3 mm cartridge
    Integrated headshell. New suspension from VdH.
    • Technics 100C mm cartridge
    Integrated headshell
    • Technics 205C Mk3 mm cartridge
    Integrated Headshell
    • Technics EPC 310MC moving coil cartridge
    P-mount Moving coil
    • Empire 4000D/III Gold
    NOS
    • van den Hul MM-1
    bought used
    • Azden YM-P50VL
    NOS
    • Andante P76
    NOS
    • Nagaoka MP-50
    Bought Used
    • ADC TRX-II
    NOS
    • ADC XLM III
    NOS
    • Audio Technica ML170-OCC
    NOS
    • Audio-Technica USA AT7V
    mm
    • Acutex 420STR
    mm
    • King/Cello Tape Repro Amp
    Solid state tape repro amp and phono preamp. Cello design built by Charles King.
    • Studer A810 Reel to Reel
    up to 30ips Reel to Reel 1/4" 2 track
    • Accuphase T-1000 Tuner
    modern tuner
    • APL modified Philips SACD-1000
    APL modified
    • Herzan Active Isolation platform
    Like a vibraplane, fed by a nitrogen tank. Sits under the TT.
    • Adona 2 level stand
    holds my amp and turntable
    • DIY TNT Flexy Stand
    mahagony and SS
    • CRL/Fim Silver XLR 1M
    Bocchino XLR's
    • PS Audio Statement PC's
    4 of these
    • Real Traps Mini Traps
    8 of these for bass trapping and first reflections.
    • RPG Skylines
    8 of these for diffusion
    • Loricraft PRC-4 Record Cleaning Machine
    Vacuum record cleaner - it works great, but it's a heck of a chore cleaning every album:-).

Comments 16

Showing all comments by sbank.

View all comments

Center
Hey Matt, great looking system.
Do you run both tonearms on the table at the same time? How do the tonearms compare?
And yes, the Essential is a pretty amazing preamp. I heard it in three systems, and it was great in all of them. Just about the only ss preamp I'd say that about! Cheers,
Spencer

sbank